I didn’t do Christmas posts during Christmas so now I have to backtrack…
We have had an elf that lives with us during the Christmas season. His name is Pickles…
He has been part of our family for a few years…way before the silly Elf on the Shelf craze hit.
This year when Pickles visited he brought a letter explaining that Santa had given him a promotion and we would have a new elf living at our house.
His name is Gherkin.
And he was much more mischievous than Pickles had been.
I documented some the the mischief he got himself into during December.
Gherkin found the Kisses…he seems to like chocolate.
We found him taking the toy tractor out for a joy ride.
One night the kidlets had a family-room sleepover and Gherkin joined them…in Santa’s hat.
Gherkin took the rocking horse through it’s paces.
I found Gherkin hanging out on the couch with the remote and the channel was on infomercials. I’m glad the debit cards were put away where he couldn’t find them.
Gherkin enjoyed a goodie plate.
Who knew an elf would enjoy The Hunger Games?
At least with all the goodies he practiced good oral hygiene.
Gherkin floating in a sea of peppermints.
He seemed to enjoy the gluten-free treats too,
And he is a bit of an adrenalin junkie. We found him on top of our entertainment center.
He wasn’t impressed with our minimal tree decorations and added his own touch…toilet paper.
After we made our Gingerbread Houses he made himself right at home.
And he couldn’t keep himself away from all the ribbons and bows that we used for wrapping.
He was a silly little elf.
And we can’t wait to see what mischief he gets into next year.